The Harvard Law School Association

The Harvard Law School Association (HLSA) was founded in 1886.  Its mission is “…to advance the Harvard Law School by fostering networking and mutual support between the Harvard Law School and its alumni, faculty, and students.” The oldest association of its kind, the HLSA now serves over 37,000 members worldwide.  The Orange County chapter (HLSA-OC) began in 2012 in recognition of the distinct position that the Orange County legal community occupies in Southern California.  The HLSA-OC provides an opportunity to socialize and network with Orange County judges, attorneys from the private and public sector, and alumni working in other fields. HLSA-OC events have ranged from formal presentations by local federal and state judges about their judicial careers and by the founding dean of the UC Irvine School of Law about a career in academia, to informal happy hours.  Over the summer, the HLSA-OC is available to help HLS students learn more about the Orange County legal community and what it is like to live and practice law in Orange County as an HLS alumni.


Two of the founding board members of HLSA-OC, Michael Friedland, JD ’91 (HLSA-OC Vice President) and Benjamin Katzenellenbogen, JD ’99, will be in Cambridge on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 26, 2013, to meet with students who will be in Orange County this summer or who are interested in learning more about Orange County or the HLSA-OC.  They will be at Harvest restaurant from 5pm to 6pm.  Harvest is located at 44 Brattle St. (on the walkway) in Harvard Square.  Please feel free to email them directly at if you have any questions.

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